Category Archives: Pop Culture

“Red Queen” Book Review

By Nimisha Mikkineni Victoria Aveyard’s masterpiece, The Red Queen, is a best-selling novel that follows an unusual world and an even more unusual girl.  Mare Barrow, the protagonist, struggles in a world where people are separated by the color of their blood. There are the Reds, who are essentially regular humans, and there are the

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Everything You Need to Know About “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”

By Ryan Hassell While running through lush, picturesque fields, a slow, calming melody begins to play as a pearly white horse mane catches my wandering eye. Creeping my way to the horse, a swift breeze rustles the tall grass I’m hiding in, revealing my position to the unsuspecting steed. As soon as he spots me,

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Boo Meringues? No way!

By Elizabeth Nguyen INTRODUCTION: Hi! In my time baking, I’ve come across a wide variety of baked goods. Although some recipes are harder than others, this French meringue recipe strikes me as one of my favorite things to make. I adore these because, unlike a decadently rich chocolate cake, their crisp texture and subtle sweetness

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Three Classic Mario Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

By Anirudh Jandhayala The Switch is Nintendo’s most recent console and has received immense popularity for its usage of joycons, its portability, and its vast library of games. Recently, Nintendo has announced that they are bringing three revered Mario games to the Nintendo Switch: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. These

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Is “Battle Royale” Worth the Read?

After they read the very first page, readers will refuse to put down Koushin Takami’s masterpiece, Battle Royale. The dystopia follows a junior high school class whose members are driven to fight each other to the death in a program organized by the Republic of Greater Asia, a totalitarian Japanese government. Although completed in 1996,

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“Yummy” Song Review

Almost five years after the release of his acclaimed album Purpose, Canadian musician Justin Bieber dropped a new, albeit underwhelming, track: “Yummy”. Bieber’s excessive use of autotune and redundant trap-beats fails to make “Yummy” stand out from most songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Not to mention, the pointless lyrics make the song almost unbearable;

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